Audio Trails were chosen to design and build a permanent exhibition (with a twist) that welcomes visitors to Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham.
Magna is an exciting journey into the world of steelmaking. The Templeborough steelworks (as it was called) was once the largest electric melting shop in the world and the site’s industrial history stretches back to Roman times. ‘Steel, Peech and Tozer’ was the company, but everyone called it ‘Steelos’.
Previously the concrete bunker through which visitors first entered Magna was dark and uninspiring. With funding secured through the Heritage Lottery Fund, Magna were able to commission Audio Trails to turn this dour space into a vibrant exhibition that reveals the 2000 year history of steelmaking on this site.
The interpretation panels provide a timeline and insight into the people that worked here. You can listen to their stories and read more about the site’s history on … Read More »
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Grants for World War I interpretation projects
The Heritage Lottery Fund has a £6 million small grants programme to enable communities to mark the centenary of World War I. First World War Now and Then.
Sharing Heritage Fund
Grants between £3,000 and £10,000 are available to help people across the UK explore, conserve and share all aspects of the history and character of their local area.
£10 million to commemorate top British events
Over the next four years the Heritage Lottery Fund will dedicate £10 million to the celebration and commemoration of the nation’s shared history.
Comic Relief has re-launched its UK Grants Programme
Charities registered in the UK and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants starting from £10,000 a year for three years. Their grant making … Read More »